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      03-13-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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Anybody changing their gear knob????

I was thinking about changing it, what do you guys think? Any gear knob in particuliar?
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      03-13-2008, 09:22 AM   #2
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i already bought one, but after seeing the real one in person i'll keep the stock one... no "need" to change it
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      03-13-2008, 10:28 AM   #3
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I was thinking about changing it, what do you guys think? Any gear knob in particuliar?
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I got the BMW Z8 one; had the same one in my E46. Not sure if I'll use it yet. Before someone asks, no, it's not illuminated.

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      03-13-2008, 01:06 PM   #4
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looks pretty sleek Greg, it would match really well if you had aluminium trim. Too bad its not illuminated.
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      03-13-2008, 01:15 PM   #5
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looks pretty sleek Greg, it would match really well if you had aluminum trim. Too bad its not illuminated.
Yes, it would go good with aluminum trim. But if you do the handbrake handle and pedals in aluminum it would tie in, as well.
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      03-13-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
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i'm currently overseas and my zhp short knob is waiting for me back home.

hope it reduces the knob travel distance to my satisfaction... but not illuminated though...

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pic of knob on a 6 series.
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      03-13-2008, 02:13 PM   #7
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i'm currently overseas and my zhp short knob is waiting for me back home.

hope it reduces the knob travel distance to my satisfaction... but not illuminated though...

pic of knob on a 6 series.
In my communication with Rogue Engineering on SSKs for this car, they said BMW did a pretty good job stock. Only criticism was the knob was too LOW, making interference with the console armrest.
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      03-14-2008, 01:28 PM   #8
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gregW - i take your point, but i'll try out the shorter knob and see what it feels like.

however, mantis just raised a good point on another thread.
the knob is "connected" to the boot leather. so the question is, how do we remove the knob without cutting the leather?

Change the boot as well? can't seem to find it...

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I was wondering when someone was going to bring this up or if it was just me. My SG/FR is coming in two weeks and I've been debating about the shift knob. I opted for CF trim, so I don't want a knob that's chrome. I also don't want a riced out, Tokyo Drift type shift knob. I found the shift knob below on the bmwusa website. I like how the brushed ring at the bottom will match the idrive wheel. As posted earlier, though, I'm not sure whether it will be compatible in light of the fact that the existing shift knob is a "one piece"
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      03-19-2008, 04:37 PM   #10
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Already changed mine, I like mine better than stock!!!
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      03-19-2008, 04:54 PM   #11
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however, mantis just raised a good point on another thread.
the knob is "connected" to the boot leather. so the question is, how do we remove the knob without cutting the leather?

Change the boot as well? can't seem to find it...
I believe the standard 3 series boot should work, with the knob of your choice. Or get a boot from LeatherZ to match your upholstery.
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I believe the standard 3 series boot should work, with the knob of your choice. Or get a boot from LeatherZ to match your upholstery.
hey guys... if anyone's interested. i bought LeatherZ shift boot, zhp shifter knob, and e-brake boot, but im not gonna use them anymore. if u guys wanna buy them off of me please PM me... brand new, havent touched them yet, they just shipped

sorry for hijacking the thread, but it's a little bit related.
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      03-19-2008, 09:02 PM   #13
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I believe the standard 3 series boot should work, with the knob of your choice. Or get a boot from LeatherZ to match your upholstery.
You cut the boot at the top, the new knob should cover the cut up nicely!!!
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Only criticism was the knob was too LOW, making interference with the console armrest.
+1 to that, don't order a shorter knob until you have tried the stock one for a few days.
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[quote=OzStriker;2334396]+1 to that, don't order a shorter knob until you have tried the stock one for a few days.[/QUOT

Funny, the knob really should´t lower the stock set up at all!!!
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      03-20-2008, 01:42 AM   #16
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I have a M-DCT, does any one know if i can change the shift knob?
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I have a M-DCT, does any one know if i can change the shift knob?
I didn't even know the M DKT cars were out yet!!! Can we get some pics? And if it is the M DKT, I would probably not change the knob on it. I don't think there is a nice conversion kit out there. I could be wrong though.
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Already changed mine, I like mine better than stock!!!
Please can you post pics? Thanks!
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Yea sure can, in the mean time, look in my garage and there is a pic of the interior there!!
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Cool thanks! Nice pics! Awesome motor!
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Cool thanks! Nice pics! Awesome motor!
Thanks and you are welcome!!
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In my communication with Rogue Engineering on SSKs for this car, they said BMW did a pretty good job stock. Only criticism was the knob was too LOW, making interference with the console armrest.
So does that mean they're not going to offer one?
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